thanatosti (1241) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Hogerdijk, Culemborg.
Hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma of yeast,caramel and dried fruits.
Taste is sweet with a long soft finish. Not that special and given the price for which you can buy almost 2 Orval, Rocheforts 10, Chimay Blue or any other great Trappist not worth the money. Slightly disappointing, this being brewed at Chimay.
hednom (114) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Delhaize, dark amber colour with a white head. spicy aroma. light bitter taste
MonsterMagnet (750) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bb 2014. Pours murky amber/brown with an off white head. Aroma: raisins, black currants, spices. Taste: dates, raisins, dough, apricot, banana, nutmeg, earthy, dust. Sweet, moderate light bitterness, body feels a bit thin, somewhat dry, sweetish and tannin finish.
bonkiedeaap (492) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Verheijen in Poppel. The beer has a dark amber color and a rich white head, with a lot of bubbles. The aroma is spicy, with hints of caramel and dark fruits. The taste is smoked and light bitter, with in the background recognizable tones of caramel and fruits. The finish dry and fruity and is also very long. Though the label says trappist, this one is not authentic. Despite of that, it’s not a really special one. Nice to try once, but very expensive. For this money I would rather buy a Rochefort.
TtV (289) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. Beer exploded from bottle when opened. Color dark orange/amber with an off white head. Aroma reminds me of oranges, fruits. There’s yeast too. Taste is softly sweet at first with a slowly rising bitterness to the aftertaste. Not bad at all.
martjoobolut (1905) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33L bottle, BB 2015. Pours amber-copper with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is fruits, apples, caramel, malt. Flavor follows the nose and is well balanced. Finish is has some hop bitterness. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: very nice.
Beersiveknown (4408) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home from McHughs
fruity prunes and fusols on nose of a hazy murky brown beer with fluffy offwhite head. Full body and carbonation. Rich malty flavour, Fruity, sweet, slightly tannic finish.
Beerhammaren (1430) - FINLAND - DEC 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
.33l bottle @Vihreä Haltiatar
Pours hazy apricot with medium head. Aroma is caramel, hops, malts, syrup and bread. Flavor is caramel, floral, bread, syrup, belgian, yeast notes, banana and alcohol. Well balanced beer with nive, fizzy palate.
suurjuust (2039) - ESTONIA - DEC 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared by martjoobolut, thanks! Amber beer, beige head. Nose is malts and caramel, belgian yeast. Flavor is malt, caramel, hop notes, some booze in the dry finish. Simple, but pleasant.
freretoc (1284) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bue en bouteille de 75cl dans la nouvelle maison de Will, couleur brunâtre presque rouge, effervescence et mousse moyenne. En bouche ça sent le caramel et la banane, je me demande si c’est pas une copie de la Chimay Bleue avec moins de grains...